Is my skin ruined from a chemical peel from a year and a half ago?
I had a phenol hetter peel december 2020. My skin seemed to heal normal right after it but the redness NEVER went away. If it was just redness I would deal with it but it forever changed my skins texture. Its waxy and doesnt feel like the rest of my skin. Makeup doesnt stick well at all. Theres even white striations that have formed that I think are actual burn scars. I dont know if my skin is permanently damaged or will ever be fixed 🙁
On 6/29/2022 at 3:41 PM, Dan said:
Is the redness slowly subsiding at least? Was it this red 1 year ago?
I don't see white striations so not sure what you mean by that part.
She probably means the dot type sun spots or waxy look mixed with redness in that radius she tried the peel on her cheek, maybe hypopigmented. I had/have similar symptoms after a steroid topical. I think it could be permanent or take a long time to fade a lot of it because 1.5 years later I still have symptoms but it's getting better probably.
I would give it more time as it can take years for skin to heal or blend from trauma. For the record it doesn't look bad in my mind but I get what you mean by looking. It may very well be permanent as it does sort of look like trauma left over, but at the same time it may continue to greatly fade.
Have you talked to any other plastic surgeons?